A problem exists in the world of distributed computing management. This problem concerns complexity. Ever since the first device was created there has been demand, and as demand and usage continues to rise, so do the complications of its management. Enter autonomic computing. With the main goal of combating this issue, autonomic computing has been touted as a means to maintain the constant barrage of use. The problem is, there isn't a known working model.
If you've ever thought about a project, be it an app, software or what have you, you know how all kinds of ideas can pop up, but are they all realistic to the kind of product you’re looking for? This is where scope becomes not only a necessity, but a means by which the process can be made simpler both for those generating ideas and for those developing said ideas. Scope lays out all the information needed to take a project from layout to requirements and so on. In other words, you can get a project from start to finish that much more easily and realistically.
It's that time of year again! OSCON's back again! If you've ever done anything with open source or you're looking to do something with open source, OSCON is the perfect resource for learning and obtaining all the right resources to reach your goals.
By now, most everyone should be acquainted with the differences between mobile platforms. Likewise, it should be common knowledge that apps specifically designed for one platform are not going to work on another platform and vice versa. So, why not go with a framework that will enable one application to work on multiple platforms? One way to do this is to use Cordova. What makes it so special? Let's take a look.
Recently I found myself in a position where I needed to decrypt card data coming off of a magnetic stripe scanner. I originally thought this was going to be straight forward. Get a key and pass it into some predefined decryption algorithm. Not quite.